The Goat Pub, London

Dec 12th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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The Goat Pub, London

Hi:

Does anyone know approximately how far The Goat Pub (probably on Kensington Gore or Kensington High Street) is from the Royal Albert Hall. One of my party can't walk too far so I really need to know (we need to wet of whistles before going carol singing)

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Dec 12th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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The Goat is at 3A Kensington High Street, which is about a half mile from the Royal Albert Hall.

The comments on beerintheevening.com are not encouraging: "utterly disgusting", "worst pub experience I have had in London", "I can't think of a good thing to say about it", "how awful!".
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Dec 12th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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Be sure to look at FancyAPint.com. You can find the pub on a map, but more importantly, look at their review. There are a few pubs with Goat in the name, so make sure you are looking at the correct one.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 07:45 AM
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And be aware that Google Maps is HOPELESS at finding pubs. Their locations are often wrong, and they're missing half the pubs in London (but include all sorts of things that aren't pubs).

There appear to be several pubs closer to the Albert Hall than the Goat. The Queens Arms at 30 Queens Gate Mews (0.2 miles) gets high ratings.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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There are NO pubs near the Albert Hall. The one most people who go there use is the Hoop and Toy by South Ken tube station and it's quite a trek.

There are bars in the hall itself, but they are spendy.

(I will let you in on a secret - the closest pub to the RAH isn't used by the crowds is the Queen's Arms in Queens Gate - still a good ten minute walk, but closer than any other)
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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CW - how do you know everything it seems about London pubs?
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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go with the queens gate arms i visited it last year before a concert at the albert hall only a short walk from hall. Find road on google earth. It is in a quiet mews with a very interesting classic car showrooms opposite.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Many years of experience old bean.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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too many, that was the point.

Sober up ole chap and get some work done - or i'll tell Ken.

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that i must get drunk
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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You haven't quite got to grips with the concept of Greenwich Mean Time have you?
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Does that time MEAN you never work?

Greenwich Mean Time means Greenwich civil (and that's a stretch) are overpaid and underworked i guess.

Who is you BOSS? his/her e-mail. We do know you name you know David West.

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Jesus sounds like i've been in the pub
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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It is god knows what time over in Jesusland. However; here, in the home of timekeeping, it is seven minutes past six in the evening. Not part of the working day, and just a bit too early for the pub (the Princess Louise in Blackheath).
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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Is the pub in the eastern or western hemisphere?
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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Cholmondeley- You've got me interested in pub life simply from the statement you made about "seven minutes past six in the evening - not part of the working day, but too early for the pub"

Down south in Africa, 6pm is "Slurp time" and we all retire to the "verandaaaaah" to watch the approaching storm clouds with rolls of thunder in the distance, whilst we sip our aperitif's/beers/Pimms/wine/G&T's,
swat the mosquitos, and discuss another day in paradise.

Then its dinner anytime from 7pm.

After that it's TV - Card games and mostly nothing.

Pubs? They more like Resto-pubs where people meet at 6pm and stay for dinner.

Just curious.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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It's pretty much in both. It's lattitude (according to google) is : 0.007335
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Pubs? They more like Resto-pubs where people meet at 6pm and stay for dinner>>>>>

have you never been in a British pub? There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

People will go there at around 5.30 - 7.00 for a few pints after work. Then people will start to drift in for an evening out.

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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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If the pub were right on the hemisphere line then if the WC was too you could literally pee from one hemisphere to the other? That's all no more silliness on this one.

cheers
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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I have a news alert set up for all things Greenwich related and this has just popped up:

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=4144

A little bit of LBG in the colonies (Nashville no less).
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Yes, I have been to several famous British pubs but not in the evening only lunchtime. Looks like I've missed an entire life somewhere??!
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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Oh yes. Nights are much much better.

The pub is how most of us spend our spare time (well blokes anyway).

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